History Note 23

Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements

1. Basic information and principles of the report

2. Changes in Group structure

3. Summary of significant accounting policies

4. Risk assessment and management

5. Management of capital

6. Trade accounts receivable

7. Other current assets and current financial assets

8. Inventories

9. Property, plant and equipment

10. Other non-current assets and non-current financial assets

11. Goodwill and intangible assets

12. Short-term debt

13. Other current liabilities and provisions

14. Long-term debt

15. Financial instruments

16. Retirement benefit plans

17. Participation plans

18. Deferred tax assets and liabilities

19. Other non-current liabilities and provisions

20. Contingencies

21. Capital stock and treasury shares

22. Earnings per share

23. Other operating expenses, net

  2017 2016
Outbound freight cost and duties 106.6 98.0
Energy and maintenance expenses 133.1 129.2
Marketing expenses 108.1 105.2
Administration expenses 69.1 68.7
Other operating expenses 164.1 169.6
Other operating income -21.3 -23.8
Total other operating expenses, net 559.7 546.9

“Other operating expenses” includes, among other things, commissions, rental and consulting expenses as well as warranty cost.

“Other operating income” includes, among other things, insurance benefits received, rental income, gains from sales of fixed assets and subsidiaries and catering revenues.

In 2017, costs of MCHF 12.9 (PY: MCHF 16.4) were capitalised as property, plant and equipment or intangible assets. This includes in particular tools, mould and assembly lines that are part of the production process, as well as capitalised product development cost. The amount was deducted pro-rata from “Personnel expenses”, “Cost of materials” and “Other operating expenses, net”.

24. Financial result, net

25. Income tax expenses

26. Operating Leasing

27. Research and development cost

28. Cashflow figures

29. Segment reporting

30. Related party transactions

31. Foreign exchange rates

32. Subsequent events

33. Group companies as at 31 December 2017